It’s time to honor the man who gave us this gift.
Dear Neighbors and Business Associates,
You are invited to participate in an exciting, upcoming project for our beautiful Francis Park!
The Friends of Francis Park, the St. Louis Hills Neighborhood Association, and the Art in the Park Association invite you to join in their efforts to place a statue of David Rowland Francis.
He was a very distinguished, philanthropic man of foresight. He served our city, state, and country in many prestigious offices as St. Louis mayor, Missouri governor, President of the 1904 World’s Fair, and Ambassador to Russia. Francis Field at Washington University Campus is named after him as well as Francis Quadrangle on the University of Missouri campus. Mr. Francis deserves special recognition and respect by placing a statue of him in the park he donated to our community in 1918.
In the near future, we will be asking for donations to make this endeavor a reality and look forward to your help with this project. A statue of David Rowland Francis would certainly be an added jewel to our beloved Francis Park.
Many thanks for your part in honoring this great man and his legacy.
Meet the artist Harry Weber (www.harryweber.com) and see his ideas for this statue at the next general meeting on August 5th. Mr. Weber is renowned in Missouri for his numerous statues around Busch Stadium, on the river front and at the capital. Our goal is to have the Statue unveiling at the Christmas tree lighting in 2018 for the 100 year anniversary of this great gift to St. Louis Hills.
Your ideas and volunteer help will be needed for this project. Come to the meeting and check it out. If you cannot make the meeting contact Janet Morton at 314-352-3204.